HP SPACE, the most anticipated pan-Asian reality television series set to debut on Star World and Channel [V] in November, flings open its digital audition doors on September 1 at www.hpspace.com to begin its hunt for Asia’s most exciting up-and-coming creative talent. For a shot at fame and fortune, the chosen candidates must use the latest, cutting edge product innovations from HP to battle it out over eight episodes. The winning contestant will walk away with a grand prize of US$50,000 as well as a fully paid job on the production team of Bubblegum Crisis – a blockbuster remake of the cult anime classic.
The new reality television series is the latest platform for Asia’s aspiring talents to cultivate, nurture and showcase their passion for creativity and the arts. Through a series of weekly creative challenges, contestants will be tasked with sharing, learning, working and competing together, supported by a platform that offers an avenue for individuals to express themselves.
To be on the show, applicants must submit a one-minute long video pitch at www.hpspace.com and showcase their creative flair, articulate their passions and achievements and demonstrate their area of expertise. Leading industry authorities will then shortlist 36 contestants, who will be asked to attend live auditions in China, India and Singapore, from which 12 lucky candidates will make it to the finals.
In China, contestants will be drawn from HP’s “My Computer My Stage” (MCMS) youth campaign, an existing program now into its 3rd wave allowing youth to express their inspiration to create and desire to connect and share. Short listed winners from MCMS will be invited for live auditions for HP SPACE and stand the chance to compete in the reality show.
The final 12 contestants will be flown to Singapore for the filming of HP SPACE where they will work with well-known creative gurus from the world of design, film, advertising, music and art to bring their creative expressions to life.
David Searl, STAR’s Senior Vice President of Content Partnerships and the Executive Producer of HP SPACE commented, “The auditions for HP SPACE offer a truly inimitable chance for creative talents across Asia to step up and shine on a regional stage. If chosen, they will have an opportunity to work with their highly skilled peers and gain valuable insight from mentors, who are assembled from among the elite in their respective creative fields.”
(information provided by the pr company)